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NYC politicians take part in UJO of Williamsburg Passover food drive

04/03/2017 4:50 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

The United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, an organization offering help to local needy families, partnered with the Met Council Monday to help distribute boxes of Kedem

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NYC changes tack on controversial metzizah b’peh circumcision ritual

03/31/2017 10:29 AM Updated: 3 weeks ago

New York City’s health commissioner announced this week a new approach to metzizah b’peh, the controversial and relatively rare practice of oral suction during circumcisions, which has been

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New York man arrested for drawing swastikas on own home

03/22/2017 1:17 PM

Andrew King, a 54-year-old Schenectady resident, was arrested Monday after allegedly vandalizing his own home with two swastikas. King, who claims to be Jewish, reported the

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Hey NYC, come to Matzapalooza for learning, songs and plague costumes

03/22/2017 11:48 AM Updated: 1 month ago

The Workmen’s Circle and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene will be partnering with the Museum of Jewish Heritage for this year’s second annual Matzapalooza. According to

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Was Kushner-China real estate deal ‘fake news’?

03/17/2017 2:20 PM

Earlier this week, we shared a Bloomberg story about a huge real estate deal involving 666 Fifth Avenue, the skyscraper co-owned by Kushner Cos., the real estate

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Cuomo seeks to change New York law that allows 14-year-olds to marry

03/13/2017 7:45 PM

An overlooked law on the books in New York since 1929 has made it legal for children as young as 14 to marry with parental and

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(Video) Watch NYPD on “typical coward” behind JCC bomb threats

03/09/2017 9:36 AM
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NY Senate passes new anti-BDS legislation

03/08/2017 2:21 PM Updated: 1 month ago

State Senator Elaine Phillips (R-Manhasset) announced that the New York State Senate passed two bills she sponsored to prevent state tax dollars from being used to

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Mayor, NYPD, Council show united front against hate at Staten Island JCC

03/07/2017 5:32 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island Tuesday alongside Police Commissioner James O’Neil to meet with Jewish

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NY Rep. Maloney calls for protection of Jewish cemeteries

03/07/2017 4:01 PM

New York politicians are calling for increased penalties following the vandalism last month of two Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. Over 100 headstones were

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BREAKING: At least 10 JCCs targeted in 6th wave of bomb threats

03/07/2017 12:43 PM

Tuesday marks the sixth wave of bomb threats against Jewish institutions, with community centers, day schools and Anti-Defamation League offices targeted. Threats were made before noon against

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Brooklyn man, 65, arrested for anti-Semitic vandalism at Penn Station

03/07/2017 11:16 AM Updated: 1 month ago

Amid concerns of rising anti-Semitism, a 65-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Monday for drawing swastikas in men’s bathrooms in Penn Station. The arrest of the suspect,

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Jewish cemetery in Rochester vandalized, but is it anti-Semitism?

03/02/2017 1:25 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Five headstones were toppled over this week at the Waad Hakolel Cemetary in Rochester, N. Y., but officials are hesitant to refer to the vandalism as anti-Semitic.

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(Video) Watch Cuomo on anti-Semitism: “This is intolerable to us”

03/01/2017 6:10 PM
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Cuomo will visit Israel this weekend

03/01/2017 5:53 PM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is visiting Israel this weekend on a economic development trip. Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday at Albany’s Jewish Community Center during an event

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Agudath Israel applauds Cuomo’s $25 Million security grant proposal for religious schools

02/24/2017 1:18 PM Updated: 1 month ago

  With rising anti-Semitic incidents around the country and in particular rising hate crimes across New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo called together leaders from across

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Cuomo grants $25 million for private school and yeshiva security

02/23/2017 6:02 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announced today a $25 million security grant for nonpublic schools. The move was applauded by Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union advocating

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Day school advocate: “Schools do not have the necessary resources to handle” anti-Semitism

02/22/2017 12:54 PM

The disturbing rise in anti-Semitic incidents was confronted Wednesday in a conference call hosted by Maury Litwack, the executive director of Teach NYS, a project of

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(Op-ed) Time is now for de Blasio to keep promises to special needs children

02/22/2017 11:26 AM Updated: 2 months ago

(By Mark Meyer Appel) In an emotion-filled 2014 City Hall press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio, flanked by ex Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, promised a major overhaul to

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Neither rain nor Trump deter New York’s Jewish Rally for Refugees

02/13/2017 12:53 PM

Neither sleet nor rain were enough to stop crowds from voicing their support of America’s newest and most vulnerable residents at New York City’s Jewish Rally